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morning. i'm chris jansing, 50 million people could get walloped by hurricane sandy. this storm is expected to have devastating impact in the mid-atlantic, the northeast, and the great lakes. it's throwing a wrench into the presidential race, too, with three key swing states in its path, virginia, ohio, new hampshire. these are pictures right now coming out of virginia beach. the president will not go to florida as was expected. instead, he's aboard air force one heading back to the white house monitoring this storm. this video came in just moments ago. the president also got a briefing from fema officials yesterday and said the federal government is ready. >> my message to the governors as well as to the mayors is anything they need, we will be there. we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we're anticipating and leaning forward. >> the romney campaign canceled his events in virginia yesterday. instead, he joined paul ryan on a bus tour of ohio. >> i know that right now some people in the country are a li
about the polls. gallup daily tracking poll is suspended because of sandy. but we did see a national poll that showed obama up by one, more significantly in the battleground states but some of the numbers are tightening. the gap is closing but does obama still have enough of a lead. would he still be considered when you look at all these polls in aggregate the one to be favored? >> i think if you look at the whole set of swing states, polls that president obama seems to have the small advantage, even though mitt romney is ahead by a tick in most of the national polls, that raises the prospect of a split decision. president obama winning the electoral college and mitt romney winning the popular vote. i think the aftermath of hurricane sandy makes that more likely because it's likely to depress turnout in the safety democratic seats in the northeast. that doesn't affect the electoral college. places like new york and new jersey are still going to vote democratic but it could have an impact on this prospect that for the second time since 2000, we would have a disparity between the finis
of the devastation from sandy along the east coast and the mid atlantic, and that storm is still moving inland. 7.8 million people without power and at least 17 people dead across seven states. coastal areas have been devastated. this is point pleasant, new jersey, it looks like a war zone there. debris strewn everywhere. on one street, sand from the street pushed so far ashore it's actually blocking in a jeep. >> this tidal surge, to give you an example. we had rail cars, empty freight rail cars wash up on to the new jersey turnpike. we have three urban search and rescue teams with over 50 men and women who are in atlantic city right now rescuing people. >> by the way, we're waiting for an update from chris christie. we'll have that for you when it happens. this is seaside heights, another town along the jersey shore, where the wind and waves are still raging this morning. this is what people are waking up to on long island. water breaks the sea wall. look at these rocks everywhere. much of the damage was from high winds last night sft storm surge. fugate gave us his concern this morning. >> now
with yesterday, only one person brought up hurricane sandy. a lot of attention was paid to michael bloomberg's endorsement. the big picture, do those kinds of things resinate? do they matter, do you think? >> i think on a text tual level, the message coming out of hurricane sandy was bipartisanship. even if they're not monitoring events as closely here as they are in the east, they're getting kind of a good feeling about the president's ability to work with people on the other side of the section. and as far as mike bloomberg goes, viewish voters are important in ohio and jewish business voters, they look at somebody like a mike bloomberg and that gives them more of a comfort level with president obama. >> i think that's true. they've been driving all around and watching some of the local campaigns, one of the things we'll hear president obama talk about today are gm's reaction to mitt romney and this ad that his campaign has been running. >> that's critical. >> it is critical. and local tv and local newspapers in this state, especially in the northern parts where president obama needs to do
since hurricane sandy hit. mitt romney has an event starting any minute now in roanoke, virginia. and we'll wait to see today's tone on the campaign trail, but it's been noticeably softer from romney since the storm. now, we continue to see absolutely devastating pictures from sandy. 74 people are now dead. 5 million still without power. this morning, president obama was briefed again on the situation by fema officials. yesterday, he spent four hours touring the damage and meeting with people in new jersey. in an emotional moment, a marina owner came to him in tears. he promised her she's going to get the help she needs. >> we are with here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> well, it's unprecedented timing. this is all happening just five days before the election. the latest round of nbc news wall street journal polls show the president leading in iowa, wisconsin, and new hampshire. but it is still very close. let me bring in washington post columnist dana millbank and molly ball. good morning.
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